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Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,252 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,252
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 121
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-07-2005)
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mweso2000, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brandoman63, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

lakersfan16, Nov 19, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

Enjoyed in a tulip, Fresh Hop is brewed with Northwestern whole cone hops shipped to Denver overnight.

Tangerine, with a soft chill haze. The head is feathery, thin and white, only about a quarter inch tall but very sticky. A thick ring sticks around for a long while and leaves webs of lace.

Bright, piney, grassy nose. Orange peel, some crackers and honey emerge upon deeper investigation. Very resinous.

In the flavor, the hops take on a solvent, almost soapy quality with fairly high bitterness for the flavor they deliver. A subtle, crackery note lends soft sweetness. Smooth and resinous, with a crisp finish.

Light and massaging carb. Silky fizziness. Medium-light body. Just a hint of hot alcohol fumes.

Great Divide’s Fresh Hop is resinous, but there might not be enough base malt flavor to back it up. It’s a well-hopped pale ale, but without much sweetness, the hops become too powerful for my tastes.

Phelps, Nov 18, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass, bottled on date of Sep 30, 2011. This pours a golden color with a nice off white held which leaves a nice lacing. The smells are of hops, citrus, pine, grassy with a little caramel malts. The feels are medium with a nice mouth coating hop bitterness. The taste is great a mouthful of bitter hops the same taste as the smells, great stuff.

DavidST, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

schillman, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

THECPJ, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Lantern, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

DeSoto, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

A nice pale ale, but a little over the top on the hop bitterness. Compared to a Sierra Nevada or Dale's Pale Ale, this one has more of bitter bite. Now that's a personal preference, but I prefer something more balanced and less jarring. So I'll stick with Sierra and Dale's for this beer style.

Bugsey, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Burt, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

bastu, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

jeffthepony, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -10.5%

Poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Clear light/medium orange color. Two fingers of white, dense frothy head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left behind.

4.0 S: Dank grassy and citrusy hops, with emphasis on orange and mango. Clean overall with a balancing neutral maltiness and a touch of crystal malt.

3.5 T: Good, but the hops don't pop as much as I had hoped. Grassy, earthy, and orange citrus with a touch of pine. Malts play a larger part in the taste. Moderate sweetness with an equal breadines and some crystal malt to a lesser extent. Moderate bitterness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy, but I could go for some more. Smooth.

3.5 D: I used the word "moderate" a lot in this review and it's only fair to call this beer "moderate" overall. Nothing really stands out, but it is still a solid brew.

DavoleBomb, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

gratefulbeerhead, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

IpeeA, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Yoshio, Nov 15, 2011
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,252 ratings.